TechnoRetro Dads

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Whether your weather is -10 or 101 (or even 40 or 60), you have a lot to do over the next nine days.  What better way to get started than with some TechnoRetro good times with your ear buds?  Join shazbazzar and JediShua for some Lazer Kicking action as Mr. Heatmiser and Mr. Snowmiser have a showdown for top song-and-dance man!

We watch The Year Without a Santa Claus with our families and realize the difference nearly forty years makes in Christmas TV specials.  Indiana Solo and the Python Adventure is in the news, and King Kong shows up on the Superstation via 8 inch floppy disks.

If that makes sense to you, you may very well be a TechnoRetro Dad.  Check out this episode for some bright points this week, both in the past and the present. 

If you like what you hear, be sure to leave us a good review on iTunes!

Direct download: TRDads_01.37.mp3
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Each year around this time, we used to sit around and dream about what we wanted for Christmas...

What I want is a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.  I think that everybody should have a Red Ryder BB gun. They're very good for Christmas. I don't think that a football's a very good Christmas present.

Whether you want a major award, a nightmarish pink bunny suit, a Chinese turkey from Bo Ling, or just want to finally win against Scud Farkis, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads will certainly satisfy your cravings.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get a mouthful of Lifebuoy.

Direct download: TRDads_01.36.mp3
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Stuffed from Turkey?  Tuckered out from traveling?  JediShua and shazbazzar are starting to spread Christmas cheer now that the season has officially opened.  Beginning on Cyber Monday and continuing through the month of December, TechnoRetro Dads will focus on the fun times of this season remembering, reminiscing, and reliving the movies, music, and more from the 70s and 80s in December.

This week, we watch Miracle on 34th Street in the Family Circle, rediscover some Toys in the Attic from Christmas past, as well as keep track of News and History Lessons.  Grab your earbuds and join us for 80 minutes this week!

Direct download: TRDads_01.35.mp3
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from a couple of turkeys and their kin.  If you have a bit of a journey today on your way to see family and don’t feel like singing songs the whole way, here are eighty-three minutes of TechnoRetro fun (and facts) to hopefully make the ride more bearable...

Are we there, yet?

Direct download: TRDads_TDay_2013.mp3
Category:Holiday Special -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates...

Musical memories and more abound this week as Glen Nelson from High Adventure joins us to talk about the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated feature, The Hobbit.  Get your shortened work week started right with news from Mars, historical references to humpback whales, eager expectations of Thanksgiving traditions, and a flying squirrel and moose to boot!

Direct download: TRDads_01.34.mp3
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While we’re all recovering from a week of Life Day celebrations, here’s an abbreviated (read: shorter) version of TechnoRetro Dads to help you get your work week started off on the right beat.  

The “Name that Tune” contest has a winner with two out of three segment themes being guessed by our friend and longtime podcaster, WOMP.  Congratulations!  But you still have an opportunity to guess the “NEWS” segment theme and/or band if you want to be a winner, too, so send in your best guess to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.

With some wonky randomness, debate on the nicknames of Bill Gates and Bill Watterson, reverse-image promo posters, and the introduction of the hoverboard in 1989, join shazbazzar and JediShua on a trip back and forth through time on this week’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  (And be sure to leave us a great review on iTunes, as well.  We really do appreciate it!) 

Direct download: TRDads_01.33.mp3
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With a bit of a chill in the air and the leaves leaving their branches for a spot on the lawn, memories get revived as we head into the holiday season (even if shaz has some confusion in his memories).  Before you get into your work week, take a bit of a break with TechnoRetro Dads in this special episode remembering The Star Wars Holiday Special as we prepare for the 35th anniversary of the one-time showing on CBS.  

Our good friend Jorbex stops by for a chat about an old podcast prank, SKot from StarWarsHolidaySpecial.com tells us about his memories of the Holiday Special, and Paul Bateman from the Star Wars Influences podcast on ShotGlass Digital reveals some interesting information about how Ralph McQuarrie got involved in one of the most hyped parts of that galaxy far, far away.

All this with News, History Lessons, and a bit of fun packed in for good measure makes this a TechnoRetro Dads you won’t want to miss!

Direct download: TRDads_01.32.mp3
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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce!

Special orders don’t upset us.

All we ask is that you let us

serve it your way.

Halloween is over, the Christmas catalogs are hitting the mailboxes, and you need to download TechnoRetro Dads.  Whether you are looking for a princess dress, a TMNT playset, or even a Honda Scooter, you will want to hear what is happening with some of your favorite franchises from the 70s and 80s as JediShua and shazbazzar climb into the Way-Back Machine again to drum up some memories of those days gone by.

Is it a bunny or a vampire?  Did Death come knocking at your door last Thursday night?  Why does a squirrel hang out with the salmon mousse?  These questions and more await you in this early November episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: trdads_01.31.mp3
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Have you gone to work in costume?

Is there a bowl of candy on your desk?

Are you totally prepared for tonight’s onslaught of Trick or Treaters?

Start your Halloween morning on the right foot, hoof, paw, or claw by downloading and listening to the TechnoRetro Dads Spooktacular.  JediShua and shazbazzar recall past Halloweens while giving some tips and ideas to make today and tonight even better with music and sound clips.   

Plus: we circle our families in our living rooms with Peanuts, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive.  Maybe our pumpkin patch will be judged most sincere…

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Direct download: TRDads_10.31.13.mp3
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Get in the Mystery Machine this week for a trip back in time with JediScooby and shazzy as the TechnoRetro Dads investigate the creepy-kooky Addams family in another Monster Cereal TechnoRetro Challenge.  Stick around for more detective work as Dave Filoni opens up about what could be a lead on at least one Rebel from the upcoming animated Star Wars series as we Decode the Director.  

On top of that, Bill Nye gives Sheldon a try, Arndt is out, and we give Sega a little bit of air time.

Start your work week off with a blast from the past and some hints about the future in this pre-Halloween episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: TRDads_01.30.mp3
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